do you have your presents gift-wrapped or do you wrap them yourself?

Philippines
November 10, 2008 9:25pm CST
wrapping presents can be time-consuming especially around christmas, but i enjoy doing it so i wrap all the presents myself. how about you?
18 responses
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
I do the wrapping myself, it makes me so happy doing it. When my girls were younger, i used to hide in the bedroom while wrapping their presents but now that they have become young ladies, they help me with the task and it is one way of bonding with them.
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
some years down the line, you and your daughters might find yourselves hiding together in the bedroom wrapping your grandchildren's presents =)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
Yes, maybe we will and that would be so wonderful.
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• Malaysia
14 Nov 08
i love to wrap present as it shows my sincerity and i think i am quite expert in wrapping (@.@_...There's once, i was disapointed by the customer service's poor wrapping skill and finally, i wrap again... x'Mas is the best time to enhance ur wrapping skill :-) Merry Xmas~!
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• Singapore
14 Nov 08
I don't know how to wrap present. So usually ask other people to wrap them :P X'mas is around the corner, looking forward the present from you :D
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• Philippines
15 Nov 08
i can only wish i were as good at wrapping as much as i enjoy doing it. hehe.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I wrap presents myself. I'm not very good at it, but I can't afford to have them wrapped.
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• Philippines
11 Nov 08
what if you can afford it, would you still wrap presents yourself? =)
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Nope, then I would paid one of those fundraising groups at the mall.
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
I wrapped all the gifts myself... since no one is available to help me out... and it is too expensive to have them wrapped professionally or to buy those ready bag types... I just bought the gift wrap paper last Sunday... and i plan to start with the task last week of November... so i would be finish before December 25...
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
what about if someone can wrap your presents for free, would you still wrap them yourself? =)
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@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
I don't really know... since no one has ever volunteered... and i love wrapping gifts...
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Back years ago they used to wrap presents at the store for free. We kids loved watching that and I grew up hoping I'd some day be able to get a job doing that! Then when we'd wrap them at home with mom, me and my sister would save all the scraps (and with my frugal mom, the scraps were few and far between and about as small!) but we saved them nonetheless, then we'd go "play" store and use them to gift wrap whatever we could find that would fit the wrapping paper scrap!! I let my kids do their own wrapping if they wanted to and they usually wanted to. And now that they are grown and gone, I am back to wrapping them myself, and try to buy (thanks to the Dollar Store) unusual wrapping paper pattersn - one for each person. I have 2 grand daughters and one gets her presents in the My LIttle Pony paper and the other gets hers in the "Disney Princess" paper or whatever I can find. They really enjoy it and then we will cut the specific design (like the princess or the ponies) out of the wrapping paper and they use them as "die cuts" to make a picture or in their scrapbooks or just as paper dolls. We do get alot of mileage out of our wrapping paper Then with any paper that is left, I line my pantry shelves with it and the girls love it when they open the cabinet in February and see the characters that they love!
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
they still wrap presents for free in some stores here if you buy things from them amounting to a certain amount. thank you for taking us with you on your gift-wrapping journey from childhood to grandparenthood! you have very creative and fun ideas, your children and grandchildren are lucky to have you. =)
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
11 Nov 08
Actually, i guess I have not seen that instores - but then again, I don't shop Macy or those kinds of department stores that always did it "back then", although "back then" it was Broadway and May Co! I have found it is great being a grand parent as much as it is to be a parent! Wouldn't give up those two jobs for anything in the world!
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@unuzzz (1274)
• Indonesia
16 Nov 08
hi magicslate i like to wrap it by myself, although i'm completely sucks at it hahaha .. ;-P if i compare my wrapping to others, my wrapping would be shapeless.. hahaa i don't understand why, even if i slowly and carefully wrap it, it always disappointing myself hahaa.. ;-P recently i seldom wrap all my gifts .. mostly shops now has a good looking shopping bags so i just gave it with the shopping bags, but move the price tag and bill invoice first thanks magicslate .. :D
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
well, shapeless gifts are not always disappointing. i have an aunt who's not very particular with how she wraps presents, sometimes even ending up with ones that have gaping holes in them. the kids never seemed to mind though, and we adults share a good laugh looking at her masterpieces. :P
@gemini_rose (16193)
15 Nov 08
I used to love wrapping presents, it was one of the best parts of christmas. Now though I find it the worst! I have four kids so it can be a complete chore these days. I keep putting it off at the moment, but time is running out so I really need to make a start on the wrapping bit real soon.
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• Philippines
16 Nov 08
someday, your kids might join in the gift-wrapping, just like the children of some of the others who responded to this post. then maybe you'll come to love wrapping again. =)
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
i do wrap the gifts myself... and i think my kids will now want to assist me in wrapping gifts... :)
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• Philippines
15 Nov 08
kids helping out would make it even more fun!
@iamcdy (1120)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
I love wrapping gifts and during the holidays, it is one of the things that I look forward to. It is a way of putting my personal touch to the gift. Nowadays, having the gifts wrapped to special stores are quite expensive. Although there are malls that offers free gift wrapping, I have to fall in line and it will eat my whole time in the mall that I could spend shopping. I really enjoy wrapping gifts for my friends and family. Christmas is just around the corner. Advanced Merry Christmas!
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• Philippines
15 Nov 08
advanced merry christmas too, happy wrapping!
@richel8 (13)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
I personally wrap gifts on my own.What i love about it is I get to use the color of gift wrappers I want and its more fun doing it myself.
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• Philippines
15 Nov 08
i also love getting to choose, though sometimes it takes me ages to make up my mind :P
@chezze (56)
• Philippines
13 Nov 08
I also wrap my presents most of the time. Its time consumming yes but it added a more personal touch and a lot more cheaper than having it wrapped in the store. And part of enjoying the christmas holidays is gift wrapping. I havent perfected the art of gift wrapping yet, but I can say that I'm getting there, hehehe, but still have to sacrifice a lot of wrapping materials to perfect this art.
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
yes, it does add a more personal touch and i consider the effort part of the present i'm giving =)
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I love wrapping presents. I usually wrap all of mine way before Christmas and then go and wrap for my mom too. I actually have thought of opening a small business of wrapping gifts for others, but haven't figured out how to go about it yet.
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• Philippines
14 Nov 08
my partner and i are almost done wrapping our presents and we'll most likely be wrapping for my mom, too. even if we're not particularly good at it. hehe. i hope you push through with your gift-wrapping business, it's great when people's jobs are also sources of joy for them. =)
@jordan04n (463)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I wrap all my presents myself. I bag them or find great keep boxes because of the time it takes to wrap by hand and it it costly to have the job done for me.
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
if it were free and you had the time, would you still wrap them yourself? =)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I wrap my gifts myself, that's part of the fun.
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• Philippines
11 Nov 08
i think so too =)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
if i could have it wrapped for free in the store i would have it wrapped. though some stores have some restrictions like you have to purchase a certain amount (P300 for Robinson's) for free gift wrapping or you have to stay in the line and watch your gifts being wrapped (leaving is not an option) like in toy kingdom. however, if i find the gift wrapping skill of the crew lacking or bordering sloppy, i will opt to wrap it myself.
• Philippines
17 Nov 08
I loove gift wrapping.. its like an art and being an artist its what we do.. making an effort not only in buying gifts but also wrapping it makes the gift more special and valuable..
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@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I wrap all mine myself, reminds me I am low on paper from last year and need to stcok up.
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@Metalchick (1387)
4 Dec 08
I normally wrap presents myself mainly for two reasons...one being that it's more personal and the other and perhaps most obvious being that it's cheaper. What with the economic crisis going on throughout the world here in England i'm finding i'm having to tighten my belt a little more each week to afford the cost of living. Just worry Christmas could be very expensive this year.